M. Night Shyamalan already has three movie ideas while Knock in the booth as soon as they come out in the cinema.
Some directors like Terrence Malick or Todd Field have waited forever before getting back behind the camera. The first one will have waited almost twenty years between them The harvest of heaven AND The Red Line (released in 1998) when the second will have left the screens for 16 years amid his sublime Little children and his outstanding ART released in 2023. These examples show that not everyone wants to (can) produce at a breakneck pace.
Of course, other artists are more motivated and can even, sometimes, develop several projects at the same time, like M. Night Shyamalan. As evidence, while he oversaw the Servant series, he also continued in theaters with three films in four years and his final film. boring Knock in the booth. ANDhe director with a fertile imagination doesn’t seem to be slowing down since he would have already planned what he was going to do next.
“You want to know my latest ideas?”
Indeed, said M. Night Shyamalan The impact that he had three movie ideas running through his head:
“Yes, it is a very strange time. It’s both wonderful and destabilizing, because I have three movie ideas. I even have the structure for all three, at least to some extent. That is why I live in a situation that is both strange and interesting. I wish I could tell these stories sooner.
I wish I could finish them sooner, but there is no magic bullet. I will have to spend 6 to 9 months to write the script. Then it will take me 3 months to design the storyboard. Then there will be pre-production, shooting and editing, and I won’t be able to spare a single second. »
“Come, I’ll show you the structure of my next film”
According to these words, the director knows exactly the scheme around which his next three feature films will revolve. This will not come as a surprise to many since then every piece of his work has a very similar structure (ah the famous twists) and that is an understatement. However, there is a big gap between a structure and a story.
And it takes a lot of time to finish the script. THEREFORE it will probably be necessary to wait at least two years (if all goes well) before discovering a new movie from M. Night Shyamalan in theaters.. And a total of six years, if you want to see the three predicted by the director (which he confirmed with The impact).
“Don’t cry, you will see the movie of the night in 2 years”
Either way, M. Night Shyamalan can’t put the cart before the horse or at least spin with a current in his case. So we hope he takes advantage of his writing time to come up with a script worthy of the name. Anyway, for the moment the news is about him above all Knock in the boothseen exclusively in cinemas from February 1, 2023.